Freight Qatar Airways Cargo expands network with new Guadalajara service

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Cargo airline Qatar Airways Cargo has announced it has commenced to fly on the transpacific route between Macau and Guadalajara.

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The new route to Mexican city Guadalajara has furthermore strengthened the carrier´s presence in the America region. All services will be performed by Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft. The airline will operate two times a week on the route.

Originally, the aircraft flies from Macau to Los Angeles, then to Mexico City. After the stop in Guadalajara, the aircraft will continue its flight to Doha with a stop in Liege, Belgium.

Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Guillaume Halleux, said: “[...] We are delighted to add Guadalajara as another stop on this route. The twice-weekly freighter offers significant capacity into and out of this destination and is an important addition to our expanding network of more than 60 freighter destinations. The launch of this freighter service to Guadalajara not only provides a consistent and reliable service, but also contributes to economic and trade growth in Mexico.”

This new stop in the capital city of state Jalisco is of importance for Qatar Airways, as the region offers strong economic circumstances. It has the third-largest industrial infrastructure of the country. On the flights, Qatar is mainly transporting perishables and general cargo.

Last year, Qatar Airways Cargo increased its volumes by 10 percent. Overall exports grew by 14 percent while transhipments increased by 12 percent, stated the carrier. 300 charter flights have been performed, carrying goods like racehorses, cars or pharmaceuticals.

As part of its expansion in the cargo business, Qatar also added new belly capacity for several destinations. Moreover, the carrier recently took delivery of two more 777 Freighter aircraft.

Qatar Airways Cargo is wholly-owned by parent company Qatar Airways. The subsidiary serves more than 60 worldwide destinations via its Doha hub. More than 160 destinations are being served. Currently, the fleet includes eight Airbus A330 Freighters, two Boeing 747-8 Freighters and 15 Boeing 777 Freighters.

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